Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Revolution R is now Microsoft R

There has been a huge shift in the force.  Can you feel it?  Today Microsoft is announcing that Revolution R is now Microsoft R.  This includes the Open R version as well.  Some notable features of Microsoft Open R.

  • Open R 3.2.2 is fully compatible with R 3.2.2
  • Microsoft, Mac OS X, and Linux support (wow!)
  • Available free to download
  • Multi-threaded math libraries
  • Enterprise version available (for a price)

This is an interesting shift for Microsoft in the analytics space.  Microsoft is flexing it's server muscles to show that it can play in the data science field as well.  I'm wondering if the industry is going to shift.  We know that IBM, SAS, and Oracle are pushing forward with cloud analytics.  Microsoft is showing a major commitment to partner with the R community.  I think this is a bold and wise move as R has shown nothing but growth the last few years.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining hot on LinkedIn for 2014

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining are considered the hottest skills on LinkedIn for 2014.  According to their report from analyzing jobs and recruiters on the LinkedIn website.  I would say its safe to say that it will continue to be hot for 2015.

If you are looking to get your skills honed up I would suggest looking at ComputerWorld's Beginners Guide to R.  It looks like a complete tutorial and is indexed rather well.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Interesting high contrast plots in R

I was inspired by this blog post and thought I could do the same thing in R.  Well I posted the code in Google+

Here are my results.  Not bad.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Introducing the Shiny App DThiring

Well it has a been a long time since I have written anything on this blog.  I am long overdue.  I've been terribly busy learning new things and getting on with life.  One of the things I have learned is building R applications using Shiny developed by RStudio.   The folks at RStudio have also created a way to deploy Shiny apps using  Follow the link to DThiring

I'm a big fan of Data Tau which is a Data Science equivalent to Hacker News.  Like Hacker News, Data Tau has a Who's Hiring comment on the first of every month.  It is a good resource for those looking to see relevant jobs in the Data Science world.  Well someone created a hiring listings aggregator called  I decided I wanted to see if I could build a similar application using R and Shiny.

I will be posting the source code for this app to github in the near future.

If you have any ideas on how to improve this application let me know in this comment section.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

OpenOpt 0.53

I'm glad to inform you about new OpenOpt Suite release 0.53:
    Stochastic programming addon now is available for free
    Some minor changes
Regards, Dmitrey.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

OpenOpt Suite release 0.52

I'm glad to inform you about new OpenOpt Suite release 0.52 (2013-Dec-15):
    Minor interalg speedup
    oofun expression
    MATLAB solvers fmincon and fsolve have been connected
    Several MATLAB ODE solvers have been connected
    New ODE solvers, parameters abstol and reltol
    New GLP solver: direct
    Some minor bugfixes and improvements
Regards, Dmitrey.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New OpenOpt Suite release 0.51

New OpenOpt suite v 0.51 has been released:
  • Some improvements for  FuncDesigner  automatic differentiation and QP
  • FuncDesigner now can model sparse (MI)(QC)QP
  • Octave QP solver has been connected
  • MATLAB solvers linprog (LP), quadprog (QP), lsqlin (LLSP), bintprog (MILP)
  • New NLP solver: knitro
  • Some elements of 2nd order interval analysis, mostly for interalg
  • Some interalg improvements
  • interalg can directly handle (MI)LP and (possibly nonconvex) (MI)(QC)QP
  • New classes: knapsack problem (KSP), bin packing problem (BPP), dominating set problem (DSP)
  • FuncDesigner can model SOCP
  • SpaceFuncs  has been adjusted for recent versions of Python and NumPy
visit for more details.